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Author Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642,
Title Dialogo dei massimi sistemi. English (Finocchiaro)
Galileo on the world systems : a new abridged translation and guide / Maurice A. Finocchiaro.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1997]
©1997

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Subject Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642. Dialogo dei massimi sistemi.
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Solar system -- Early works to 1800.
Alt Name Finocchiaro, Maurice A., 1942-
Translation of: Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642. Dialogo dei massimi sistemi.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 425 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-407) and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520918221 (electronic bk.)
0520918223 (electronic bk.)
058505519X (electronic bk.)
9780585055190 (electronic bk.)
0520205480
0520206460
OCLC # 43475069
Additional Format Print version: Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642. Dialogo dei massimi sistemi. English (Finocchiaro). Galileo on the world systems. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997 0520205480 (DLC) 96004256 (OCoLC)34114342
Table of Contents
 Editorial Preface and Acknowledgments 
 Introduction 
1Significance of Galileo's Dialogue1
2The Geostatic Worldview7
3The Copernican Controversy28
4The Galileo Affair38
5Historical Aftermath and Philosophical Prelude47
 Selections from Galileo's Dialogue71
 Outline of Selections73
 To the Discerning Reader 
 1Preface77
 First Day 
 2Natural Motion and Aristotle's Logic83
 3Heavenly Changes and Aristotle's Empiricism91
 4Life on the Moon, and Human versus Divine Understanding107
 Second Day 
 5Independent-Mindedness and the Role of Aristotle's Authority117
 6Diurnal Rotation, Simplicity, and Probability128
 7The Case against Terrestrial Rotation and the Value of Critical Reasoning142
 8Vertical Fall, Superposition of Motions, and the Role of Experiments155
 9Extruding Power and the Role of Mathematics171
 10The Deception of the Senses and the Relativity of Motion212
 Third Day 
 11Heliocentrism and the Role of the Telescope221
 12The Role of the Bible245
 13Stellar Dimensions and the Concept of Size247
 14Stellar Parallax and the Fruitfulness of a Research Program264
 Fourth Day 
 15The Cause of the Tides and the Inescapability of Error282
 16Ending303
App. 1Critical Reasoning309
App. 2Methodological Reflection335
App. 3Varieties of Rhetoric356
 Glossary373
 Bibliography399
 Index409